Cheryl Swanson

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
B.S. Nursing (BSN)

Dr. Cheryl Swanson has been a nurse since 1988, with 27 years of clinical practice and over 15 years of academic experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Oral Roberts University, a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a PhD in nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler. She began teaching in the RN to BSN program at Walden in 2020.


PhD, University of Texas at Tyler

MS, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

BSN, Oral Roberts University

Public Service

Roca Blanca Missions, Volunteer -

Triumph Worship Center Food Bank, Volunteer - Glenpool

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Faculty Member - College of Nursing, Oral Roberts University, 2020


Swanson, C. R. (2012). The Case for Studying Cultural Competence from the Perspective of the Hispanic Immigrant Patient: A State of the Science. On-Line Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare

Swanson, C. R., Thompson, A., Valentz, R., Doerner, L., Jezek, K. (2019). Theory of Nursing for the Whole Person: A Distinctly Scriptural Framework . Journal of Christian Nursing

Ward, E., Swanson, C. R. (2020). The Impact of the Theory of Nursing for the Whole Person on the Professional Practice of Nursing School Graduates. Journal of Christian Nursing